Updated Sept. 14, 2022 12:23 pm ET
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made his first trip to the Kharkiv region since Ukrainian forces recaptured thousands of square miles of territory there over the weekend, as he sought to capitalize on his country’s battlefield gains in a bid for further aid from the West.
Mr. Zelensky’s trip to the city of Izyum on Wednesday showcased the extraordinary success of the Ukrainian campaign. Since early in the invasion, the city served as a hub for Russian troops and weapons in the northeast. The visit came on the same day as the European Union announced a large package of fresh aid to Ukraine.